JJ Watt celebrates Netflix series ‘Cheer,’ Jerry Harris on social media

J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans announced his departure from the team on Feb. 12, 2021. He and the McNairs have mutually agreed to part ways. (Bob Levey, Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt is joining the chorus of folks celebrating a new Netflix documentary series that’s becoming known for its heartfelt portrayal of Texas junior college cheerleading.

In a tweet posted Monday, Watt noted that his fiancée, soccer star Kealia Ohai suggested they watch the series “Cheer” together, and by the second episode, Watt was hooked -- and especially passionate about one beloved person featured in the series – a Navarro College cheerleader named Jeremiah “Jerry” Harris.

Watt wrote in his tweet, “JERRY HARRIS IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF NAVARRO COLLEGE CHEERLEADING. IF HE DOESN’T MAKE THE MAT, I WILL RIOT.”

Have you watched the acclaimed series yet? Let us know in the comments if you’re a fan, too.


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